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# Determining a Coincidence or Possible Trend

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In longer spurts of lottery wins , how often should this happen to consider this a trend or possible intermittent pattern and not just intermittent coincidence.

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In longer spurts of lottery wins , how often should this happen to consider this a trend or possible intermittent pattern and not just intermittent coincidence.

It depends on the trend you are talking about ???????????

I see about 4 different trends happening at any given time, the problem is, these trends only last between 4-6, maybe 8 games AT MOST, so by the time you notice them, and then confirm them, they usually go in another direction.

I do not 'trend' individual numbers, and I do not 'track' individual numbers, I trend game scenarios, and the numbers 'fall into' those scenarios.  What I mean is I don't 'play' a specific number based on tracking or trends.

PS - all of my trendmonging is for Powerball, I don't play anything else but.

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What are you seeing as a trend?

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In longer spurts of lottery wins , how often should this happen to consider this a trend or possible intermittent pattern and not just intermittent coincidence.

The exact "how often" will depend on the particulars of the trend(s). As long as there is some form of regularity, it can be useful. Pluto does not orbit the sun as often as Mercury, but you could say there is enough of a pattern to predict when the three objects will line up.

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The exact "how often" will depend on the particulars of the trend(s). As long as there is some form of regularity, it can be useful. Pluto does not orbit the sun as often as Mercury, but you could say there is enough of a pattern to predict when the three objects will line up.

But there is no real form of 'regularity' that is good enough to bet the house on.

Those of us that really study this see things, we see things that SHOULD happen, but they don't.

A lot of us knew WB #21 was long overdue to hit, and pretty soon it got to be so long overdue that we dropped it.

Same goes for WB #1 and WB #7 - waay overdue to hit, but we kinda shy away from then because they have not hit

'when they were due'.  They will hit 'some day', but do we play them, or play something else that we think is 'better' ?

Right now, the best thing we can do is have a pool of numbers we think are 'due', and then just guess which ones of those to play.

Usually, two or three people get 3 out of 5 right, and that's about it.  Four of five happens, but not often.

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By not falling is, of course, how a number gets "overdue" in the first place. I was thinking more along the lines of groups of numbers (due or otherwise).

I haven't found any single pattern worth betting the house on, but I think there are ways to reduce the betting set. I only do p5. P3/p4 may require a different tack.

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BTW - I select numbers NOT by hot/cold/due, I eliminate numbers using certain criteria, which leaves me with a 'pool' to choose from.

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In longer spurts of lottery wins , how often should this happen to consider this a trend or possible intermittent pattern and not just intermittent coincidence.

I'd look for a ratio first. Let's say you see a setup in the FL. numbers that happened 10 times last year. Run the pattern/system through the GA. numbers (or wherever) and see if you get (+/-)10 setups, too. Or run it through 2 years worth of numbers and see if it happens ~20 times.

If you get a fairly stable ratio across places/periods, I'd say you have something there. It is up to you to decide if the number of setups/period is something you want to keep.

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The only way you can do that is to track every single number since the last complete ballset change, and then after that, you have to track each number per machine and per set used.

Guess what ?

I've done it, and there is just not any conclusive evidence to be able to COUNT ON certain numbers hitting on a given day with 100% accuracy.

Meaning, for example, if you look at the numbers that come in when set #8 and machine #14 is used, you would think you would be able to see certain numbers hitting more than others, and certain numbers rarely hitting, but I don't see it enough to be calling J.G. Wentworth just yet...

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guesser,

We are in agreement that tracking every number will not let you predict with 100% accuracy.

We are also talking about two entirely different things.

Since I am not focusing on a specific number or machine (especially since some states don't use "machines" to pick their numbers) this set number & machine number business does not apply to what I have said.

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guesser,

We are in agreement that tracking every number will not let you predict with 100% accuracy.

We are also talking about two entirely different things.

Since I am not focusing on a specific number or machine (especially since some states don't use "machines" to pick their numbers) this set number & machine number business does not apply to what I have said.

I do NOT track ball sets or machines either.

I apparently missed what you were getting at, so I will just drop it.

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What are you seeing as a trend?

“‘Finding a real mathematical advantage to the games will probably entail finding an event that constantly performs at a much higher percentage than that of its true probability”.

Isolate and sequence digits in specific positions, in this case it’s a mid position # seven (in a pick 3 game).  Archival occurrences of this particular middle position #7 each time it was a winner after only one day, then wins again nine days later.  And you get this coincidental? Random?  Intermittent  Trend?  Go figure.

 4/28/1990 7 1 5/7/1990 7 9 5/14/1990 7 7 3/15/1992 7 1 3/24/1992 7 9 3/27/1992 7 This time 3 and next 11/23/1998 7 1 12/2/1998 7 9 12/5/1998 7 And again 3 completes 7/22/2000 7 1 7/31/2000 7 9 8/15/2000 7 This time 15 but next 8/1/2006 7 1 8/10/2006 7 9 9/13/2006 7 And again 34 completes.

This is one of some of those that have historically performed [with expected accuracy] at a higher percentage than probability.  Most of these, isolated digits, will not reoccur with such exactness.  Oh and rarely will there be such accuracy for all three position at any one time.

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At the other end, an event that occurs much less than its expected frequency can be used as a system or filter too. Here is why some have a love/hate with RNG games. Remember the CA Derby game story? http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/112810

Good luck & skill.

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We need to decide if we are talking PB, or MM, or Pick 3, or what, because we all seem to be discussing odds of different games.

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Years ago, I did a lot of work on p3/p4. I use those when I post examples because they seem much easier to follow. And I saved a lot of that old code. Some I've posted. Some ideas lend themselves to both p3/p4 & lotto style games.

What I work on now is strictly p5 games.

I'm leaving those "bogus ball" games alone for now.

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